As you may have heard, the New York State Department of Education published new regulations for all private schools. These new requirements are so out of reach, no private school would be able to comply with them. More importantly, our Yeshivas would no longer be able to teach Torah subjects to their students. Through these new regulations, an imposition of the State’s public school curriculum will be placed on our yeshivas. This includes a long list of required classes – seven that must be taught in grades 1-4, and 11 that are required for grades 5-8. They even want the State to evaluate all yeshiva faculty members. These new guidelines effectively put the State in charge of the Yeshivot that we pay for.
We need to come together as a community to fight against these new guidelines that will surely hinder our children’s’ future in Torah education. Agudath Israel of America , Torah Umesorah, and PEARLS have spread the word to all of the Yeshivot in the state of New York that these new regulations have gone into effect and now we need action to be taken by parents and community members. Our petition has already reached over 50,000 signatures, but we need more to truly make a change.
Please click here to sign this important petition fighting for our rights to teach Torah in our schools.